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Save Pampanga Movement

The tide of changes is approaching amidst the squallor of scandals and corruption brewing in what may be the center of it all.......... Pampanga. The province mate of the daugther of DM Macapagal Highway Robbery is rejecting the corrupted way of life asserting their rights as an "organized citizenry" for a responsive government from their elected officials. Below is a statement read by, Rev.Fr. Resty Lumanlan,SVD, President of Save Pampanga Movement & Coalition Convenor:

Whereas, while allowed under a democratic framework, the squabble between the Governor, Vice-Governor, Sangguniang Panlalawigan and Pampanga Mayors'League is slowly creeping into becoming an established practice in Kapampangan politics;

Whereas, while justification for its continuance have been glamorously clothed for public consumption and its negative side effects seemingly go unknown, hundreds and thousands of poor and helpless families bewail their daily plight with no one to turn to for relief, no matter how momentary;

Whereas, the unnecessary gridlock has practically put the reasons for being of our elected officials into a private affair subverting the time-honored principle that their powers come only from the people that elected them, the very people who now suffer because of some corrupt practices;

Whereas, the cost of this state of affairs while not being quantified is causing development regressions which long-term effect would eventually prove damaging to the Province and its People;

Whereas, while we are in a representative democracy, the people themselves individually or through an "organized citizenry" are explicitly vested under the 1987 Constitution with powers to assert their rights and directly serve the purposes for the existence of a responsive Government;

NOW THEREFORE, IN VIEW OF THE FOREGOING, a Unified Call to Remind All Elected Provincial, Municipal and Barangay Officials of the Province of Pampanga that the Kapampangan people themselves are the real source of their present political power; Further calling them to adopt, as a minimum, public service as a framework for their actions and that people's interests must prevail over and above their partisan and personal interests as embodied in the oaths that they took when they assumed public office.

This Public Call and Statement is to remind everyone that Good Governance is not just the responsibility of the Governor, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the Municipal/City Mayors and Barangay Officials, but of every Kapampangan who has a stake in the future of our beloved Pampanga.

And that we, the Kapampangan Coalition, Inc., consisting of individuals and organized groups drawn together by the Kapampangans' pride in their heritage shall endeavor to put to task both government and private sector in the pursuit of our vision of making Pampanga a model province in Transparency, Good Governance, as well as Responsible and Accountable Citizenship.

Take note followers and admirers of Ms. Garcified Presidency they are knocking on her doorstep.......... do what is right, but then again she may be so deep into the muck that she may never get out of it and forever sink in the quagmire of her own undoing. There is still hope though, abandoning the corrupted ship is not a bad option especially if they heed the call for a transparent, accountable, and responsible public service towards good governance. The Cabalens are on the move how about us? Are we going to stay in the sidelines awed and paralzed by inaction and apathy as the events unfolds in our eyes content at watching the Cabalen's retake their pride and dignity?

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